[OSM-talk] Aerial Photographs (was: People's Map)
khensthoth at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 01:25:33 BST 2009
Couldn't the process of obtaining aerial photographs be made much cheaper
with RC planes? I am not sure if it would work but setting the RC plane on
auto pilot and attaching a camera with continuous shooting mode might make
the process simpler.
Also refering to this
a commentator said:"Just wanted to make it clear that we (Pict'Earth) are
willing to help anyone from the DIYDrones group to get their UAV imagery
processed and published in OAM, just let us know. If you can fly with a
logging GPS and a digicam, our Win32 software will get you part of the way
and we can help with the rest of the manual bits until we get it truly
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 4:06 AM, Blumpsy <blumpsy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> There is an interesting paper from our dear friends over in Redmond:
> From the article:
> "Our mission, in contrast, involved an ordinary four seat Cessna
> ($160/hour rental, including pilot), three feet of PVC pipe, a consumer
> digital camera ($300), and two people: one pilot and one to operate the
> camera shutter and change the batteries (Figure 2). In post-processing,
> we identified 25 ground reference pairs, and used 60 photos to produce a
> 208 megapixel image at a resolution of 0.15 m/pixel"
> The camera in Figure 2 looks exactly like the one I have sitting right
> next to me: a Canon Power Shot A640 with 10MP.
> I found it rather entertaining to have an operator to press the trigger
> and swap batteries. For this, there is surely a more elegant solution
> (PSU and gphoto2)
> Anyhow, maybe one or the other finds this interesting and inspiring.
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